Wow, what a fun year we had at The Junk Ranch! The fields were full of unique items, we had vendors from 10 states and shoppers that came from as far away as California and New York. It was definitely one for the books my junk loving friends!
It's hard to pick a favorite part of The Junk Ranch weekend, but I think it would have to be the insane wave of excitement when vendors start rolling in. We only get to spend a few days a year with many of these people (our tribe), but they have come to feel like family. We are met with hugs, handshakes, wild stories of junk hunting, their show season, family & life...... and of course we get to be among the first to lay eyes on all of the wonderful treasures they bring.
Our vendors began rolling in at noon on Wednesday, and that's also the time that the several week drought in NW Arkansas ended. Even though it was a bit of a "work around" at times, the rain was much needed, and we were lucky that it cooled things down. Fall weather was in sight!
Everyone was back at it on Thursday morning, and the weather was perfect. It takes many of our vendors a full two days to unload their items and to get everything staged. It is truly an amazing sight to watch it all come together.